Thursday, March 2, 2017

Gluten Free - we are the lucky ones

Today marks a new journey of promoting the benefits of living a gluten free life.  Over 25 years ago my mother became very ill, and after many years of living on applesauce she finally received a diagnosis.  Celiac disease.  My family all thought, what? how can that be?  you are getting sick when you eat wheat - wow how strange!  Since then, we have learned so much about the disease and gluten in general.

I remember going to a support group meeting with my mom and the speaker,  I believe was Dr. Alessio Fassano, said to the group that they are the lucky ones.  The group laughed and said "yeah right"  But, he was right - the people in this group feel better, they are no longer suffering the pains of the disease and they do not need medication to do so!

We have seen gluten cause so many issues from small things like dry patches on the skin to the extreme - parents at their child's hospital bed having no answers.   I am not saying gluten free is the answer to all problems, but it is a great place to start.

When my mom was first diagnosed, she was alone no one would dare eat her tasteless, horrible textured foods.  Over these years, more and more of us are joining her in this lifestyle and feeling great!

This blog is intended to help whether you are just starting to eat gluten free after a diagnosis or curious if a gluten free lifestyle can help you!  Please reach out to me with any questions, comments or your experiences.  I am excited to be on this journey with you and together we can make gluten free living a positive experience for all!

I am in no way offering medial advice  - these are just my experiences and opinions.

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